Nepeta laevigata (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Betonica laevigata D.Don; Glechoma laevigata (D.Don) Kuntze; Nepeta elata Royle ex Benth.; Nepeta nuristanica Murata; Nepeta spicata Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Nepeta laevigata (D.Don) Hand.-Mazz.
  • Common name : Smooth Catmint
  • Habit : Perennial herb
  • Habitat : Grows in open slopes, gravelly slopes, grasslands, grassy slopes, coniferous forests; 2200 - 3000 m. altitude
  • Comments / notes : Used medicinally as a diaphoretic.
  • Key identification features : Spikes 70 mm or more long; outer bracts broad
  • Flower, Fruit : June-October
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Himachal Pradesh : Kinnaur district, Manali
    • Ladakh : Ladakh
  • Native : Afghanistan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Afghanistan to South Central China
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 200
    • Hassan T., Dar G. H. & Khuroo A. A., (2011). TAXONOMIC STATUS OF GENUS NEPETA L. (LAMIACEAE) IN KASHMIR HIMALAYA, INDIA. IRAN. J. BOT. 17 (2)
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Nepeta laevigata. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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